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Brian's Return by Gary Paulsen

Brian's Return (2000)

by Gary Paulsen

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In this final installation of the series that began with "Hatchet", we journey with Brian as he returns to the wilderness, to answer a call that will not be denied. ( )
  fuzzi | Jan 28, 2015 |
  mrsforrest | Oct 15, 2014 |
I have it on the iPod as well.
  sdjordan1 | Sep 30, 2014 |
If you like other books by Gary Paulsen, then you would like this one too. I read some others by him and they were very similar. 4Q3P The cover art is awesome and I'd recommend this book for middle school and high school students. I chose to read this book because I read the other books in this series and wanted to continue it. SyT
  edspicer | Aug 10, 2014 |
This book is about a teenager named Brian. This book is the second book after Hatchet. After what had happened in the first book, Brian getting stranded in the Canadian woods for almost two months after a plane crash, Brian is having a hard time fitting in with regular teen and high school life. Brian then goes to the school counselor to get help and is told that it will help if Brian goes back out to the wilderness for a little bit. So this time he packs a lot of camping gear so that he wouldn't starve, get to cold, or get dehydrated. He also takes his canoe. He tells his mom what he is going to do and she is okay with it. He goes on a trip back and canoes down a river for quite a while and then gets there. He faces some problems, but he faces them and fixes the problems. He learns a lot about himself on his trip and learns that he is meant to be in the outdoors.

I liked this book for basically the same reasons as Hatchet. This was a good book for me because I am a Boy Scout and this book has a lot to do with wilderness survival and being prepared. This would probably be a good book for anybody that is a Boy Scout or people that are into the outdoors. This book teaches you that you always need to be prepared. I recommend this book to middle school kids even though Brian is in High School because it isn't a high enough reading level for high school, but it is good for middle school. Younger kids shouldn't read this book just because they might not understand what is going on. I am probably going to read the other books in this series and I think you should too. ( )
  NoahJ.B1 | May 29, 2014 |
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This book is dedicated to Alana for taking good care of Linda
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Brian sat quietly, taken by a peace he had not known for a long time, and let the canoe drift forward along the lily pads.
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A deer in his canoe, a bear attack, a leg stabbed with an arrowhead--it's just another week in the life of 16-year-old Brian Robeson. In his opinion, this beats a date at Mackey's Pizza Den, a fight with a bully, and a video game at the mall any day. After having survived a plane crash and 54 days in the Canadian wilderness several years earlier, Brian can't seem to fit into "civilization." The world of high school and family life makes no sense anymore. So Brian begins to plan. It's time to return to the woods. This time, though, he makes no plans to come back home.

Gary Paulsen, the popular author of many critically acclaimed books for young people and winner of the 1997 Margaret A. Edward Award, has written another sequel to the Newbery Honor Book Hatchet. (The River and Brian's Winter were earlier sequels.) Paulsen's graphic and detailed descriptions of Brian's adventures demonstrate a deep familiarity and connection to the wilderness; and in fact the author has spent much of his life in the bush, living almost entirely off the land. Brian's experiences in nature parallel his growing independence and maturity; readers who don't feel like they "fit in" will easily relate to the young protagonist's search for identity and purity. (Ages 11 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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After having survived alone in the wilderness, Brian finds that he can no longer live in the city but must return to the place where he really belongs.

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